[John Muir]


Sarah [Muir Galloway]


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00758 [1] [1877] Thanksgiving eve at old 1419 Taylor StMy dear Sister Sarah – I find an unanswered letter [illegible] yrs dated Sep 23d & though I have been very hungry on the mtns a few weeks ago I have just been making bountiful amends at a regular turkey thank feast of the old New England type I must make an effort to answer it however incapacitated by “stuffing” for [illegible] upon it this Turkish method of thanks does make the simplest kind of literary effort hard, - ones brains go heavily along the easiest lines like a laden wagon in a bog but I can at least answer your questions – The Prof’ Gray I was with on Shasta is the writer of the school botanys the most distinguished botanist in America, & Sir Joseph Hooker is the leading botanist of England. We had a fine rare time together in the Shasta forests discussing the botanical characters of the grandest comfe[illegible] trees in the world camping out & enjoying ourselves in pure freedom – Gray is an old friend that led around Yosemite Years ago & with whom I have corresponded for a long time. Sir Joseph I never met before He is a fine cordial Englishman


1419 Taylor St. [San Francisco, Calif]

Date Original

[1877 Nov 29]


Original letter dimensions: 31 x 40 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0619

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